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London Oasis W/Free Wifi, Close to Tube, the Rest is History

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Front of building - Our flat is in a lovely, safe area of Edwardian homes

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Last updated: 05/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our flat is a cozy, top floor haven in Highgate, one of London's most desirable areas. It's a studio on a lovely, quiet street of restored Edwardian homes. Transport links are excellent; the Highgate tube station is less than 5 minutes from the flat (from there it's a quick 15 minute ride to central London) and double-decker buses leave from just outside the station.

Highgate Village is an easy walk and quaint shops with food and supplies are just around the corner. The flat has a double bed and a double futon plus full kitchen and bath.

The village has a genuine 19th century feel and remains relatively unchanged since Hogarth, Coleridge, Carlyle and Dickens came here. Highgate benefits from over 800 acres of Hampstead Heath and enjoys magnificent views of London.

Picturesque lanes and pretty Georgian cottages abound, as do historic pubs where the ancient ceremony of 'Swearing on the Horns' is still carried out. Highgate also boasts London's largest private residence after Buckingham Palace. Baroness Burdett Coutts, John Betjeman, Oliver Cromwell, Nell Gwyn, Dick Whittington, Rod Stewart, George Michael, Annie Lennox, Clive Owen and Sting are just a few of the former and current residents of this wonderful village. If you’re up for something different, take a tour of Highgate Cemetery, a vast Victorian necropolis where Dickens, George Eliot, Karl Marx and an array of other illustrious Londoners now rest.

Feel like a stroll (or run) through the forest? The entrance to Highgate Wood is just a block from the flat. Walking/jogging paths traverse 70 lovingly preserved acres of oak, hornbeam and holly wood that were originally part of the Ancient Forest of Middlesex which covered much of London, Hertfordshire and Essex. 70 different species of bird have been recorded here, alongside foxes, grey squirrels, and butterflies. There are also football and cricket fields, a children’s playground, a café and an information centre.

Note from previous guest:
'Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful flat. The girls were thrilled when we arrived (your directions were perfect even for us first timers). They couldn't stop exclaiming how sweet it was and how they'd want to live in a little apartment just like that! We loved the way it was decorated - it looked even better than in the pictures and Highgate was a perfect spot from which to enjoy London. The neighborhood was so charming and relaxed and yet the tube gave us easy access to the hustle & bustle of central London. We loved Hampstead Heath and Highgate village - we attended a musical at the Gatehouse and a town faire in the local park. We had a grand time in London and were always happy to come 'home' to our little flat. Thanks again!'
L. Cozine, CA

Here's what London Walks says in their description of the Highgate Village 'a world apart' (highly recommended) walking tour they do every Sunday:

'What kind of sorcery is this? We're just a few stops up the Northern Line, but we're in a country village nestling round what was once an old pond. Yes, we've taken a brief tube journey into timeless England. Here are lanes and cottages and Georgian houses and spectacular views across London. Here are Coleridge, Dickens, Betjeman, Cromwell, Nell Gwyn, Dick Whittington, Yehudi Menuhin, George Michael, Annie Lennox, and Sting. And after the walk, there's Highgate Cemetery ('one of the most astonishing places in London...architecture's answer to Hieronymus Bosch') or, on its wooded slope on the Heath, Kenwood House. In short, this is the perfect London Walk for a fine Sunday afternoon. But keep it under your hat, because if the word got out Highgate would be a major tourist attraction!'

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Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • TV/DVD, Washer/dryer, High Speed Internet

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    We've equipped the kitchen with everything you'll need. Microwave, dishes & cutlery, pots & pans, coffee maker, espresso/cappuccino maker, electric tea kettle, even a crock pot....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
 

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $120
  • cleaning $80
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Deposit of $200 required to secure dates. Returned minus $80 cleaning fee provided no damage.

Price is in US $ and there is a 2% fee for credit card payment of rental amount (no fee for $200 deposit).


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  • Front of building - Our flat is in a lovely, safe area of Edwardian homes

    Front of building - Our flat is in a lovely, safe area of Edwardian homes

  • Our clock houses a guidebook collection & a notebook of area information

    Our clock houses a guidebook collection & a notebook of area information

  • We keep the flat stocked with linens, towels, even an iron & cloth ironing board

    We keep the flat stocked with linens, towels, even an iron & cloth ironing board

  • Our flat gets great light - it's a comfortable refuge after a day of sightseeing

    Our flat gets great light - it's a comfortable refuge after a day of sightseeing

  • Another view of our street

    Another view of our street

  • Stairs and armoire

    Stairs and armoire

  • Green space at Highgate Wood - just 2 blocks from the flat.

    Green space at Highgate Wood - just 2 blocks from the flat.

  • Open air cafe at Highgate Wood.

    Open air cafe at Highgate Wood.

  • Pond Square in Highgate Village hosts festivals and fairs throughout the year.

    Pond Square in Highgate Village hosts festivals and fairs throughout the year.

  • Known for great food, The Red Lion and Sun is just a few minutes walk from flat.

    Known for great food, The Red Lion and Sun is just a few minutes walk from flat.

  • Kitchen equipped w/ all you need incl:microwave, coffee maker, kettle,crock pot

    Kitchen equipped w/ all you need incl:microwave, coffee maker, kettle,crock pot

  • Enjoy meals in the flat- when you want to eat out, we keep a book w/ suggestions

    Enjoy meals in the flat- when you want to eat out, we keep a book w/ suggestions

  • Our bathroom has tub & shower - also hairdryer provided/no need to pack one

    Our bathroom has tub & shower - also hairdryer provided/no need to pack one

  • The view from our Highgate Hideaway-lovely and quiet residential street

    The view from our Highgate Hideaway-lovely and quiet residential street

  • We have guides to help plan. Forgotten something? Check the Karma Box.

    We have guides to help plan. Forgotten something? Check the Karma Box.

  • Highgate Wood is just 2 blocks from the flat for strolling and jogging.

    Highgate Wood is just 2 blocks from the flat for strolling and jogging.

  • The Flask in Highgate dates back to 1663 - try their traditional 'Sunday Roast.'

    The Flask in Highgate dates back to 1663 - try their traditional 'Sunday Roast.'

  • Pond Square in Highgate Village.

    Pond Square in Highgate Village.

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  • Calendar last updated 05/19/2015
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